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Higher Material Costs Cut Into Margins; Export-Import Bank Under Pressure

The latest survey from the National Association of Business Economics concludes that “during the first quarter of the year, 31 percent of businesses surveyed reported higher material costs, more than double the 15 percent that saw costs rise in the previous survey.   771 more words

Americans have fallen in love with real estate once again

As the real estate market recovers, so does America’s faith in housing as an investment.

According to a Gallup poll released Thursday, a plurality of Americans now think of real estate as the “best” long-term investment, followed by gold, stocks and mutual funds, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds: 305 more words

Real Estate

Housing News Update

I use an i phone app called Zite for checking personalized news, especially unpopular topics like HOUSING.

On my twitter, I am updating some interesting news from… 230 more words

Affordable Housing

Shiller: Some Tech Looks Like A Bubble

Yale Economist Robert Shiller says that some tech stocks look and feel like they are in a bubble right now, but that it doesn’t seem as bad as the late 90s tech stock bubble. 95 more words

Gurus

There's No Substitute for Good Judgment

“P.T. Barnum was right.”

So says Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke in the Disney film Atlantis: The Lost Empire, referring to the famous expression attributed to the great American showman: “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Even though… 2,126 more words

Behavioral Economics

Why a mean reversion would be mean to the stock market

If the benchmarks used to determine the value of securities were to suddenly reverse course, the “new normal” could soon be history.

FORTUNE — Seldom have so many of the metrics that influence stock prices strayed so far from the long-term trends we’ve come to consider “normal.” Corporate earnings are far above what’s normal historically, interest rates are way below normal because of Fed intervention, and bond prices that wax when rates wane are hovering at seemingly unnatural heights. 1,120 more words

Term Sheet

Getting married seen as a call option (finance)

I am currently following in Coursera the course on “Financial Markets” given by professor Robert Shiller. When the course finishes I may write about the experience and main takeaways from the course. 263 more words

Education